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75-3084. Transfer of powers and duties between the department of health and environment and the department for children and families. (a) The department of health and environment was established by K.S.A. 75-5601 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(b) Within the department of health and environment there are three divisions: Division of public health, the division of environment and the division of health care finance.

(c) Within the division of public health there are various bureaus and programs which carry out and administer the multiple functions of the department.

(d) Included among those bureaus of the division of public health is the bureau of family health. Within the bureau of family health there is the child placing agency and residential programs section. Among other functions, this bureau licenses and regulates foster care and other residential facilities.

(e) The department for children and families was established by K.S.A. 75-5301 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(f) Within the department for children and families there is an economic and employment services section that, among other functions, determines eligibility for services under title XIX of the social security act, known as medicaid and eligibility for services for state funded medical services.

(g) Except as otherwise provided by this order, beginning January 1, 2016 all the powers, duties and functions of the department for children and families, economic and employment services section that, among other functions, determines eligibility for services under title XIX of the social security act, known as medicaid and eligibility for services for state funded medical services are hereby transferred to and imposed upon the department of health and environment and the secretary of the department of health and environment.

(h) Except as otherwise provided by this order, beginning July 1, 2015, all the powers, duties and functions of the department of health and environment, division of public health section for child placing agencies and residential facilities which, among other things, licenses and regulates foster care and other residential facilities are hereby transferred to and imposed upon the Kansas department for children and families and the secretary of the department for children and families.

(i) The department for children and families shall be the successor in every way to the powers, duties and functions of the bureau of family health, child placing agency and residential programs section in which the same were vested prior to the effective date of this order. Every act performed in the exercise of such transferred power, duties and functions by or under the authority of the department of health and environment, division of public health, bureau of family health, child placing agency and residential programs section shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if performed by the department of health and environment in which such powers, duties, and functions were vested prior to the effective date of this order.

(j) The department of health and environment shall be the successor in every way to the powers, duties and functions of the department for children and families concerning duties and functions of the department for children and families, economic and employment services section that determines eligibility for services under title XIX of the social security act (medicaid) and eligibility for state funded medical services in which the same were vested prior to the effective date of this order. Every act performed in the exercise of such transferred power, duties and functions by or under the authority of the department for children and families, economic and employment services section that, among other functions, determines eligibility for services under title XIX of the social security act, known as medicaid and eligibility for services for state funded medical services, that pertains to determining eligibility for medicaid and state funded medical services shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if performed by the department for children and families in which such powers, duties, and functions were vested prior to the effective date of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-3084 through 75-3089, and amendments thereto.

History: Executive Reorganization Order No. 43, § 1; L. 2015, ch. 114, § 1; July 1.



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